Podcast 223: Cedaa
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
While many young producers have taken up the bass and juke mantle in the past year or two, few have done so while matching the quality of the output being produced by 21-year-old Cedaa (a.k.a. Simon Ho). Currently spending his days as a college student in Bellingham, Washington, the Bubblin' beatmaker has already dropped a number of releases and has also been instated as a member of Kingdom's new Fade to Mind crew. While his first Fade to Mind release is still in the works, we twisted Cedaa's arm and got him to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Moving through tunes at a lightning-quick pace—most of which are also produced by young, Soundcloud-reared producers like himself—the young artist begins with edgy, R&B- and hip-hop-flavored bass music before cranking up the tempo and diving headlong into upfront, juke-referencing sounds. Unlike many producers who dabble in the genre, Cedaa never forgets the dancefloor, eschewing overly complex experimentalism and always maintaining the groove. It's a fun—and forward—listen, and only builds the anticipation for what Cedaa will do next.
01 Sinjin Hawke and Lucid "Fizzy Drink"
02 Panteros666 "Javelin (Richelle Remix)" (Forma T)
03 Daniel Klauser "Dance and Disaster (Look Like Remix)" (Get Flavor)
04 Kingdom "Let You No" (Night Slugs)
05 Myrryrs "Burn and Turn It Up" (B. YRSLF)
06 DJ Soulja-Man "Eski-Tech" (Body High)
07 MikeQ & Angel X feat. Jay Karan "Let It All Out 2012" (Fade to Mind)
08 Jim-E Stack "Come Between" (Good Years)
09 Astronomar "Swordfight"
10 5kinandbone5 feat. YG "Stomp (Cedaa Remix)" (Grizzly)
11 Jaws da Jormungand "Falling Fire"
12 KNC "Let It Go" (Paradisiaca)
13 Cedaa "Varsity"
14 Diamond "Money in the Clutch"
15 Fuzzy Logik feat. Jada Pearl "All My Love (Slick Shoota Remix)" (Safe & Sound)
16 Clicks & Whistles "Endo"
17 Max Ulis & Self Evident "Eastsiders (Cedaa Remix)" (10pin)
18 Robbie Tronco "Walk With Me (160 BPM Edit)" (Heavy Street)
19 Sonora "Dime Pa"
20 Wheez-ie "Weird Gumby Thing"
21 Clicks & Whistles "Saved"
22 Outkast "Unhappy (Deebs Bootleg)"
23 Melvin "White Space Conflict"
24 Massacooramaan "I'm OK with The Knife (Instrumental)"
25 Cedaa "Patagonia"
26 Murder Mark "Bad Bitches Drop It Low (Slick Shoota Remix)" (Zoo On Mars)
27 Trey Songz "Bottoms Up (Instrumental)" (WMG)
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